The 2009 McDonald's High School Boys Basketball All-American teams were announced Wednesday and there were two players from North Carolina: Mason Plumlee, a 6-foot-11 post player from Arden Christ School, near Asheville, and Raleigh Ravenscroft's 6-10 center Ryan Kelly.
The one thing Plumlee and Kelly have in common, besides having signed with Duke University, is they have both played against Greenfield this season and won.
Omitted from the 24 players on the East and West rosters is another player who has beaten Greenfield (and who could sign with Duke), Raleigh Word of God point guard John Wall. Apparently Wall is not eligible to be in the Mickey D's starfest because he reclassified, ie, repeated a grade, when he came to Word of God from Raleigh Broughton.
Wall will participate in the Jordan Brand Classic in New York's Madison Square Garden on April 18.